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Pharmacists are one of the most trusted professionals in Australia for a reason. We take our role as a resource for advice, support and referral seriously. Not only do we provide in store clinics and whole health advice but you can also come in to see us for the little things. #askcalanna

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At Calanna, we stock a broader range of natural and Qld sourced health products. For us, taking care of your health and well being means taking care of more than just your medication. But we do that exceptionally well too with our free medication packing and delivery service and a price match guarantee on our preferred prescription brands. Come in and visit us today. #askcalanna

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Health Services

Calanna Whole Health Pharmacies consider themselves more of a health destination, than just a chemist. Check out our complementary services and products to find out why we really are the natural choice chemist. #askcalanna

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Health Services

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At Calanna, we understand receiving advice you can understand, from health professionals you can trust, is important. Our philosophy is to create health destinations to provide just that. Our pharmacists all work on the floor to ensure you always have a professional to talk to at any of our stores.

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At Calanna - we are open longer. Visit out store pages to find your nearest Calanna pharmacy and find our full list of open hours for every store.

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Dealing with a sore throat

Definition

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow.

Description

Viral infections are the most common cause of sore throats. Antibiotics are not effective against viral infections. A sore throat often begins at the start of a cold. In many cases, a sore throat is the first sign that you are getting sick. When the nose or sinuses become infected, drainage can run down the back of the throat and irritate it, especially at night. Or, the throat itself can be infected.

Infections that often begin with a sore throat include:
  • Glandular fever (Epstein-Barr virus).
  • Flu.
  • Tonsillitis - an infection of the tonsils at the back of the mouth. Symptoms are similar to a sore throat, but may be more severe e.g high fever. 'Strep throat' is so named because the bacteria known as streptococcus can be a possible cause of infection in cases of tonsillitis.
  • Croup - a common childhood illness characterized by a harsh, barking cough.
Causes of sore throat that are not a result of infection include:
  • Breathing through the mouth.
  • Allergies such as Hayfever.
  • Pollution and cigarette smoke.
  • Muscle strain from yelling.
  • Acid reflux.
  • Tumours (smoking or alcohol abuse increases the risk of tumours of the throat, tongue and voice box. In some people these tumours cause few, if any, signs and symptoms. In others, they can lead to hoarseness, difficulty swallowing and Sore throat).

Signs and symptoms of a sore throat in kids and babies

Soreness in the throat may be the only symptom so it may be hard to recognise in small children and babies who can not communicate. Other ways to tell if a small child or baby has a sore throat is if they have a hoarse voice, mild cough, fever, headache, appear to feel sick or irritable, are tired and the glands in their neck are swollen.

It may be painful for small children and babies to swallow and they may become irritated by eating or drinking which is another sign of a sore throat in minors. The soreness typically worsens over two to three days and then gradually improves.